Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Malaysian Submarine Stamp

Kapal Diraja Tunku Abdul Rahman (KD TAR) is the first of two Malaysian Scorpene Class submarines. As a high technology strategic asset, the arrival of KD TAR in September 2009 is a historic milestone not only for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) but also for Malaysia as it is a great achievement in Malaysia's defence arena.

General Specification of the Submarine:

Length 67.56 metres

Max Breadth 6.2 metres

Height 12.3 metres

Draught 5.4 metres

Displacement 1758 tonnes

Armament Torpedo and Missile

30 sen stamp

The 30 sen stamp shows a graphic sketch of KD TAR. The new generation diesel-electric submarine called Scorpene is named after a reef fish that is capable of disguising itself according to its surrounding.

50 sen stamp

The 50 sen stamp shows KD TAR equipped with the latest high technological navigation system, communication equipments and fire control system appropriate with it's role and responsibility to face the future modern warfare.

50 sen stamp

This 50 sen stamp portrays KD TAR sailing in the ocean to begin her journey and its mission in protecting Malaysia's sovereignty. KD TAR is one of the sophiscated asset owned by the Royal Malaysian Navy since its inception 75 years ago.

Technical Details

Date of Issue : 3rd September 2009

Stamp Value : 30 sen, 50 sen (2 Designs)

Sheet Content : 20 Values

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Royal Malaysian Navy


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